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Tim Sheehan at the Fresno Bee reports on an interesting angle to Rep. David Valadao’s opposition to high speed rail – his family owns a dairy right in the project’s path: Republican House members up and down the San Joaquin Valley are squarely opposed to California’s high-speed rail project, for which construction could begin this […]

Jul 14th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

Tomorrow is Election Day across America, and although it’s not on the ballot, the outcome of any number of races will impact the future of high speed rail and mass transit in California. Here are some of the races that matter most: President of the United States – Barack Obama has been an indispensable supporter […]

Nov 5th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

Because Democrats failed to pass a new Transportation Bill when they controlled both Congress and the White House in 2009 and 2010, the bill’s renewal has been stuck in limbo since the far right seized control of the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections. Despite some efforts to get a new bill approved this […]

May 7th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

As national politics in Washington, DC collapse into a bizarre, out of touch morass of deficit hysteria, the remaining federal high speed rail funds have been dragged into the widening crisis. As previously reported, the House Republican leadership is planning a vote on using the remaining $1.5 billion in HSR money for Midwestern flood relief: […]

Jul 11th, 2011 | Filed under Uncategorized